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The teaching and learning workshop series is open to faculty across the College and at all levels of experience. Themes (specific learning or teaching issues) for the workshops are chosen by the College of Business Learning and Advancement Board. Recent themes have included
  • diversity
  • students teaching students
  • the distinguished teacher/scholar series
In some cases, the theme runs across all four workshops offered during the semester. For other themes, there may be only one or two sessions for a theme. These workshops are offered during lunch (11:30 to 1:00) and vary across days (Monday or Tuesday) to accommodate faculty teaching schedules.

 Within the workshops, participants are provided an opportunity to share their experiences, strategies, and support. This aspect of our program has been successful in attracting participants to become more involved in learning about teaching.

The average attendance for these sessions is about twenty-five faculty spread across departments and ranks. We have also been able to bring in high level guest speakers such as Tom Angelo and Joseph Lohman to jump-start our programs and to participate in other teaching/learning activities across campus.

Schedule for the 2011-2012 Academic Year

Date: Tuesdays, 11:30 – 1:00
  Room: 370 Wohlers Hall

Part I. Principles of Good Teaching Practice

•  Sept. 20th     Informal Early Feedback (IEF) and ICES:
                           Ways to get timely feedback about your teaching and student learning
•  Sept. 27th     Effective PowerPoint Presentations: Creating PP    
                             Presentations that Promote, not Hinder Learning

Part II. How Learning Works: Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching

•  Oct. 4th     Learning Theory…and Teaching:
                      Considering Students’ Prior Knowledge and Their Ways of Organizing Knowledge
•  Oct. 18th   Going Beyond ‘Practice Makes Perfect’: Identifying Critical Features of Practice                         and Feedback
•   Nov. 1st    Using Students’ Ways of Knowing: Teaching from a Developmental Perspective
•   Nov. 8th    Goals, Perceptions, and Expectations: Their Role in Student Motivation

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